Change of government, change of spirit and new “Buenos Aires” coming along. Argentina has recently moved into a new era providing interesting opportunities for investors and industries NZZ has published a series of articles about this development. Here is a link to one of them which we selected for our clients and associates. http://www.nzz.ch/wirtschaft/praesident-macri-pfluegt-das-land-um-1.18718716 BridgeLink follows this development closely with a strong network in the area, coordinated by our Swiss/Argentinean Partner Diego Zbar. Further reading http://www.nzz.ch/wirtschaft/unternehmen/schweizer-kmu-in-einem-grossen-schwellenland-die-appenzeller-kosmetikfirma-just-investiert-in-argentinien-gegen-den-trend-ld.13025...
Staple Financing – The Case of BP by A. Guzman and Prof. Ian Cooper, London Business School The term staple financing (SF) refers to a situation in an M&A transaction in which the financing arm of the sell-advisory bank “staples” a financing offer to the asset or target company being sold. The buyer (s) can choose to accept or not the SF offer. In theory SF is attractive to sellers because it mitigates the risk that the buyer is unable to raise financing to acquire the asset, decreases the time to closing the deal, and sends a comfort signal to buyers, which could potentially result in a higher sale price. In practice, some sellers (e.g. BP) see that SF adds marginal value, and are concerned with the conflicts of interest between the sell-advisory and buy-financing role of banks. File size: 883 KB
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